When reading about the Republic of Rose Island (a micronation implanted in 1968, 500m outside Italian territorial waters), I learned that it was attacked, then destroyed by the Italian police forces.
Isn't this an act of piracy?
I was expecting that entities that are on international waters are protected by some international law, and that it is not expected that a country would freely attack them.
Or is it just that Italy could not care less about possible retorsions?
This question is at the edge of SE Law and SE Politics but I am interested in the legal aspects of such coercive actions, more that the political ones.